Qatar Airways Cargo to introduce first 747 freighter

The B747-400BCF will complement the cargo airline's expanding freighter fleet providing 112.5 tonnes of capacity dedicated to worldwide charter services.
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Qatar Airways Cargo will introduce the first 747 freighter to its expanding fleet on August 1 to further enhance its global on-demand charter services.

The B747-400BCF will complement the cargo airline's expanding freighter fleet providing 112.5 tonnes of capacity dedicated to worldwide charter services, reports The Peninsula.

The aircraft is known for its loading flexibility and has a wide side cargo door enabling quick loading.

Ulrich Ogiermann, chief officer cargo, Qatar Airways, said: "QA Cargo is experiencing increased worldwide demand for quality charter services and growing local demand with significant infrastructure projects under way in Qatar that require outsized cargo capacity.

"The addition of B747 freighter will also provide greater flexibility to our global network by supplementing our scheduled services as and when required."

The airline will welcome a B747-400F with a nose loading door to its fleet in October, replacing B747BCF, to provide more flexibility for customers' oversized cargo transportation demands.

One of the largest palletised cargo aircraft available in the market, 747F will provide belly freight capacity and main cargo deck capacity with 39 ULD positions.

The pressurised cargo cabin means that the aircraft is suitable to transport freight of all kinds and can provide a temperature control range from four degrees centrigrade up to 30 degrees centigrade.

Livestock and horses, perishables, heavy machinery, oversized equipment, oil and gas equipment, and humanitarian and relief aid can be transported worldwide on the aircraft suitable for long haul cargo flights of up to ten hours.

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